Annoucing the third annual “Soy You Think You Can Cook!” Competition

Soy you think you can cook?! Prove it by signing up your team to compete in the third annual soy cooking throw down competition. Teams of no more than three students will create and prepare an entrée and side dish using soy tofu and shelled edamame in a two-round cooking competition.

The Soyfoods Council, in cooperation with ISU Dining and the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, have created this challenge for students to prove they have what it takes to creatively cook with soy. Each team is given one hour to prepare the required entrée and side dish from scratch. Teams will be provided with firm silken tofu, water packed extra firm tofu, and shelled edamame to create unique and flavorful dishes.

Teams will compete in a round one based on the utilization of soy products in each of their recipes. The first round cook-off will take place February 25, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  The competition will take place in the MacKay food labs, 206 and 210 MacKay.

Winners from the round one cook-offs will compete in the grand prize round March 12, 2013, in the Memorial Union Sunroom. Teams will prepare their recipes from round one. Judges will give points based on culinary techniques for the use of soy, taste, appearance and proper safety/sanitation practices. The Grand Prize Team will be awarded $500.00.

1st Round Cook-Off Schedule-winners will compete in the Grand Prize Round

February 25, 2013 in MacKay Hall food lab- 206 and 210 Mackay Hall

4:00-7:00 p.m.

Grand Prize Round

March 12, 2013 in the Memorial Union Sun Room

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Awards will be announced at 3:00 p.m.

Plan to attend each of the cook offs with friends and watch the competitors take on the soy challenge!

Student teams interested in applying to compete may fill out an application for the contest and turn into Erica Beirman, 215 Mackay Hall, by February 18, 2013. To enter, complete a contest application.

Contact Erica Beirman, ebeirman@iastate.edu